A job interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to have everything you might need. The following information provides some helpful hints.

  1. Social Security card.
  2. Government-issued identification (driver’s license).
  3. Résumé. Although not all employers require applicants to bring a résumé, you should be able to furnish the interviewer information about your education, training, and previous employment.
  4. References. Employers typically require three references. Get permission before using anyone as a reference. Make sure that they will give you a good reference. Try to avoid using relatives as references.
  5. Transcripts. Employers may require an official copy of transcripts to verify grades, coursework, dates of attendance, and highest grade completed or degree awarded.